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  • Drop-in event

    Once-A-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

    Portrait

    Wed 21 Nov 2018

    10:30am - 12 noon

    Free

    +3 other sessions

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Art for Absolute Beginners 6: Acrylic

    Portrait

    Thu 22 Nov 2018

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    £32.00

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Wound Up, Ground Down or Stressed Out with Everyday Life?

    Portrait

    Sat 24 Nov 2018

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 1 Dec 2018
    10:30 & 11:30am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Tours: Festivities

    Portrait

    Sat 1 Dec
    2-2:45pm & 3-3:45pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Tour

    BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1)

    Portrait

    Mon 3 Dec 2018
    10:15am, 11:00am, 11:30am

    Free

    +2 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3)

    Portrait

    Tue 4 Dec 2018

    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Free

  • Our Friends
    Special event SOLD OUT

    Friends Christmas Party

    Portrait

    Wed 5 Dec 2018

    6:30 - 9:30pm

    £40.00

  • Music concert

    Music concert: From Advent to Christmas

    Portrait

    Fri 7 Dec 2018

    1:15 - 1:45pm

    Free

  • Special event

    Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHoP) Journal Winter 2018 Launch Party

    Portrait

    Fri 7 Dec 2018

    5 - 7pm

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 9 Dec 2018

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Music concert

    Christmas Concert Under the Stars

    Portrait

    Fri 14 Dec
    10.30 & 11.45am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Exhibition Coming Soon

    BP Portrait Award 2018

    Portrait

    Sat 15 Dec 2018 - Sun 10 Mar 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

  • Tour

    Amplified Tour: Costume Highlights

    Portrait

    Sun 16 Dec 2018

    11am - 12 noon

    Free

  • Drop-in event

    Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5)

    Portrait

    Sat 5 Jan 2019
    10:30 & 11:30am

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Tour

    Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: Public Transport/ Private Lives

    Portrait

    Sat 5 Jan
    2 - 2:45pm & 3 - 3:45pm

    Free

    +1 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Easel Sketching in the Gallery

    Portrait

    Thu 10 Jan 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

    +3 other sessions

  • Course SOLD OUT

    Wound Up, Ground Down or Stressed Out with Everyday Life?

    Portrait

    Fri 11 Jan 2019

    1:30 - 4pm

    £120.00

    +4 other sessions

  • Drop-in event

    Postcard Portraits (Ages 6+)

    Portrait

    Sun 13 Jan 2019

    2 - 4pm

    Free

  • Exhibition

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles | Transportation Photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland

    Portrait

    Until Sun 13 Jan 2019

    Open daily, 10am-5pm

    Free

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Guided tours and workshops

Guided tours and workshops

We look forward to welcoming all types of groups to the galleries! We have a fantastic range of guided tours, workshops and learning activities to enhance your experience of the collection and exhibitions.

Friends go free

Friends go free

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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Past exhibitions

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About the National Galleries of Scotland

About the National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland cares for, develops, researches and displays the national collection of Scottish and international art and aims to engage, inform and inspire the broadest possible public.